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  1. Photography. ferrotype(def 2).
  2. not on your tintype, Slang. absolutely not: Ask her again? Not on your tintype!
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Origin of tintype

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; tin + -type
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Examples from the Web for tintype

Historical Examples

  • You can see now why, when I thought that tintype was his, I was so took aback.


    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Oh, yes, but it wasn't on the tintype that the other fellow should have been there at all.

  • No, I ain't never had my pictur' took since I was a young girl and had it on a tintype.

    Drusilla with a Million

    Elizabeth Cooper

  • Have you a photograph or even a tintype of your son, recently taken?

  • John remembered, and when he got out the tintype, Jake stretched for it eagerly.

British Dictionary definitions for tintype


  1. another name for ferrotype (def. 1), ferrotype (def. 2)
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